Monday, March 16, 2015

God's Building

1Co 3:9  For we are God's fellow-workers: ye are God's husbandry, God's building.
1Co 3:10  According to the grace of God which was given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder I laid a foundation; and another buildeth thereon. But let each man take heed how he buildeth thereon.
1Co 3:11  For other foundation can no man lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
1Co 3:12  But if any man buildeth on the foundation gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay, stubble;
1Co 3:13  each man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it is revealed in fire; and the fire itself shall prove each man's work of what sort it is.
1Co 3:14  If any man's work shall abide which he built thereon, he shall receive a reward.
1Co 3:15  If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as through fire.
1Co 3:16  Know ye not that ye are a temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
1Co 3:17  If any man destroyeth the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, and such are ye.

1Pe 2:5  ye also, as living stones, are built up a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

Rom 12:1  I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service.

We are the dwelling place of God. We are his temple and together we are as living stones building a spiritual house; we are the Church of Almighty God through Jesus Christ our Lord. We are to offer sacrifices, we are living sacrifices. If our life is no good then our offerings are no good. The LORD desires holy sacrifices and holy actions and words; holy fruit.  No liar will be in heaven, for we are to live in truth, having the Spirit of Truth in our dwellings; in us. Our God is a consuming fire, a purifying fire burning away all that is not lasting and true. The word of God is true and our love of God and others out of a pure heart is our acceptable addition to his foundation.

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